Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I was asked whether I would like to take part in this game of blogger’s tig by Margaret Skea, whose first novel Turn of the Tide was published just before Christmas by Capercaillie Books.  I went to Margaret’s launch at … Continue reading

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Summer Exhibition 2013: Mary Queen of Scots

The news has been out for some time, but now that 2013 is here the opening date for this exhibition on 28 June 2013, at the National Museum of Scotland, does not seem so far away. It is billed as … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Tapestry

Sometime last spring I happened to hear a radio programme about Scotland’s Tapestry, a nationwide project to embroider one of the world’s largest tapestries, recounting Scotland’s history in some 150 panels or more. The Great Tapestry of Scotland is the … Continue reading

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